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call actions through javascript

May 2, 2012 6:21 AM

Hi Everyone,


Currently i'm doing automations for Adobe Illustrator CS4. I have created some actions due to the limitations of scripting in Illustrator. I need to call this actions through javascript.

But in applescript i can able to call the actions by using the do script method.


Can anyone help me in this regard.



Thanks in advance


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    May 2, 2012 7:00 AM   in reply to dhishok

    Sorry NO access… AS & VB only…

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    May 4, 2012 1:37 PM   in reply to dhishok

    Sorry I can't… Im mac only so I use either Adobe's ESTK or AppleScript… It should just be 2 name strings though… Sort of 'do script actionName of actionSetName' don't know why it's called do script? Others here can help you though…

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    May 14, 2012 6:29 AM   in reply to dhishok

    May this can help you. VBS version:


    Set appRef = CreateObject("Illustrator.Application")

    'action name "Convert to grayscale", action set"action1"'
    .DoScript "Convert to grayscale", "action1"

    'sleep 2 sec, waiting for the action complete, this is needed if you want to do something else'
    WScript.sleep 2000

    ' then do something else here

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